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Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Racer 5 India Pale AleRacer 5 India Pale Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.

6,829 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,829
Reviews: 2,229
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 246
Gots: 771 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 03-27-2002

This hoppy American IPA is a full bodied beer brewed with American pale and crystal malts, and heavily hopped with Chinook, Cascade, Columbus and Centennial. There's a trophy in every glass.

2009 Great American Beer Festival® American-Style Strong Pale Ale – GOLD
2009 Colorado State Fair – Best of Show
2006 Great American Beer Festival® American-Style Strong Pale Ale – SILVER
2005 Great American Beer Festival® American-Style Strong Pale Ale – SILVER
1999 Great American Beer Festival® India Pale Ale - GOLD
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3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought a bomber from Beverage Barn in Long Island.

Racer 5 pours a clear golden color with a soapy head and good lacing. It initially smelled of grapefruit but as the beer warmed, it took on more of a pine smell. Pine is also the first thing I tasted followed by malty caramel. Then the bitterness took over. It totally dried out my mouth and tongue. A little too much for my liking. But overall this is a pretty solid IPA.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle -> World Market tulip glass

A - pours up medium gold, hazy at first then clearing, one finger off white head, not much in the way of retention, and plenty of residual lacing.

S - Nose is fairly pleasant and is about what you expect for an IPA. I pick up the obligatory citrus, pine, floral, and bready notes.

T - An excellent tasting IPA. Spicy bitter hops, some grapefruit and a sweet malty finish. Very well balanced and pleasing.

M - adequate carbonation with a bit of an aftertaste.

O - very nice offering. Deserving of its splendid reputation.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I'm a big fan of Racer 5... on tap. For some reason, I'm not loving this bottled experience. The aftertaste is a little more bitter than I remember, and a little too harsh for my liking. I still drinks very nicely, and smells great.

The initial taste is surprisingly smooth for the harsh aftertaste. Overall, very solid beer that I will have another one of tonight. I'll probably hesitate next time when buying in a bottle, but would definitely get again on tap.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 6,829 ratings.